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« Reply #15 on: April 26, 2009, 10:24 PM »

I had bought a Fanatic a few years ago.  Someone had disguised the smell of cigarettes with a nasty perfume - the combination was worse than either by itself.  The kite must have been hanging in a bar for a few years or something (I got it on ebay).

After a few months and different attempts, I finally got the smell of smoke out of the kite and bag, but I was never able to completely get rid of the perfume odor.

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« Reply #16 on: April 27, 2009, 03:15 AM »

This is one of MANY reasons I don't smoke in my own house.

Crappy and expensive habit anyway, it'll be on the chopping block for me soon enough.

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« Reply #17 on: April 27, 2009, 04:42 AM »

Same here..... i never smoked in the house
I droped that habit 6mo. ago
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« Reply #18 on: April 27, 2009, 09:51 AM »

I quit smoking about 15 years ago, I only smoked to and from work. One day I was getting into my vehicle and my wife pulled into the lot, I looked and all three of my boys were pointing at me as I was lighting up. Haven't smoked since that moment. I quit drinking not too long after that. Now my only vice is my kites, if I could kick that I would be many dollars ahead.

It's kind of weird going to restaurants and such outside Arizona, because smoking is banned (in Tucson at least) at almost all public places. But kite flying is still legal.

Smoke and alcohol free.

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« Reply #19 on: April 28, 2009, 12:02 PM »

I don't know about Fabreze but be very careful of Woolite as suggested above. I was in Fabric sales for years and anybody who washed shiny taffeta or satin type fabrics in Woolite brought it back trying to tell us the fabric was defective. It was obvious what they had done as soon as we looked at it. Woolite has lanolin in it, that is the natural oils in Wool, it will spot any shiny non-absorbent fabric. Same thing for any soaps containing moisturizers, lemon or orange oils.  Pure dishwashing detergent, no additives, no anti-bacterials, even for your Dry Clean only fabrics that is the recommended washing medium.

I haven't smoked in my house for well over 10 years, a decision I made when I started again after a year + smoke free. If I need a smoke I go outside, rain or heat. The car is another story, I smoke when I drive and I drive a lot since it's my job, but the window is always down, the fan on vent and the smoke is in my left hand to vent most of it. But my cars do smell of smoke, I don't smoke so much that I can't smell it.

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« Reply #20 on: April 28, 2009, 03:45 PM »

As far as the Woolite goes...I was going off of what these guys use on all their big kites.  They then protect it with 303 UV protectectorant.

I'm sure they would answer any questions you might have.  They swear by it and use it on MILES of ripstop.



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« Reply #21 on: April 28, 2009, 07:23 PM »

i have used 303 on every thing rubber in a salt water environment i have found nothing that comes close in UV and drying out protection  i have never tried it on my spinnakers and will definitely be checking out what it does for kite and sail cloth thanx KO oh yeh!! as for smoke smell i quit 4 yrs ago and i guess i'll be asking for smoke free kites from now on.
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